Woodpecker by David Burke features nothing but wooden furnishings and a selection of quirky cuckoo clocks on the wall. Seating a total of 110 guests, the restaurant has a private dining room and a large communal table in the front of the kitchen, along with a 35-foot bar.
With the focus on wood-roasted dishes, the kitchen – headed up by Carmine Di Giovanni – is fitted with two large wood-burning ovens to offer a menu of creative American dishes, ranging from spatchcocked chicken and pork prime rib to whole branzino. There’s also a selection of pizzas and Burke’s signature “bacon clothesline”: a lobster calzone.
Combining serious cooking with a sense of fun, chef David Burke’s newest spot is bound to tickle Ur fancy.
Dinner with friends
Menu highlights include wood-roasted lamb with tomato couscous; branzino over vegetable tapenade; and Vadouvan chicken with warm spinach and apricot salad.
Cocktails include the “Pigs Can Fly” with bacon infused Belvedere Vodka and the “Woodpecker”, featuring Breckenridge bourbon and peach schnapps.